The answer, of course, is “yes!” and part of it involves practitioners continuing to recommend proper diets and lifestyle measures (still two of the best preventative measures of cancer) but also being keen to new discoveries that botanicals – possibly more than conventional drugs – may be able to target chemo-resistant cancer stem cells.
Even when a patient responds well to conventional treatment, cancer stem cells can mark a return of tumors even more aggressive than the original. However, recent explorations with integrative approaches to cancer, including scientific research shows promise against cancer stem cells may provide patients and practitioners alike with better – and truly effective – treatment options.
- Participants will be able to discuss the persistence of cancer via stem cell reactivation.
- Participants will be able to describe how specific botanical extracts can work with chemotherapy drugs and conventional treatment.
- Participants will be able to discuss why the specific traits of botanical extracts are necessary for integrative cancer treatment to be successful.